Do you remember the first time you had a drink with your parents? Maybe they took you to Applebee’s on your 21st birthday for a Margarita and a rendition of Generic Birthday Song. Maybe they let 12-year-old you try some wine at Thanksgiving. Maybe they showed up at your frat house after sophomore year and played beer pong with you.
Depending on how you grow up, that first drink with your parents might be completely normal or it might be exceedingly awkward, especially if you’ve been imbibing for a while without them. For people who fall into the latter group and who care about their parents’ feelings, we wanted to get tips on what to do during that initial drinking session from the people who matter most: parents. Here are five rules for drinking with your parents for the first time, provided by real, honest to goodness parents, interpreted and paraphrased for clarity.